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Old 07-13-2005, 01:38 PM   #197
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Re: Highest Level Martial Arts and Aikido

Peter Rehse wrote:
I still discount Ki tricks.
Then you're in good company, including those who can do these ki demonstrations. The analogy is like the Zen imagery of the finger pointing to the moon.

These ki demonstrations are like the finger. It is suppose to be a guide, not the focus of your awareness. The condition of mind and body coordination is the moon. The unity of mind and body is a goal in the martial arts.

We cannot see the mind. It has no shape, color or appearance. We can see the body. It has mass, form and color. So through the way the body acts, we can see a reflection of the practitioner's mind. That is what these demonstrations really show.

It is not practice that makes perfect, it is correct practice that makes perfect.
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